On Saturday, April 12, 2018, nine members of the New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter of the Red Hat Society in Alamogordo, New Mexico traveled to the home of Alice Evans in High Rolls, New Mexico to share a pot luck luncheon and play games.
Before lunch, Alice had arranged for a Scavenger Hunt in the garden area of the yard that is continually under development by Alice's husband "Evans". (He goes by his last name because he spent so many years in the U.S. Navy and Evans is all he was ever called.) Alice had hidden small pieces of paper in various items and locations in the garden (centered around the waterfall and creek) with words printed on the pieces of paper. Alice also provided each of us with a page of clues. Once a Hatter has found all ten words, she must make a sentence from them and glue them to a larger paper provided by Alice. The sentence, "Red Hatters have more fun in High Rolls, New Mexico." Several were unable to find the word "in", myself included, but everyone was a winner because Alice gave each of us a lovely decorated box filled with chocolate candy!
Lunch was scrumptious with everything from Chicken and White Bean Chili to Spinach Quiche. Salads and desserts were in abundance as well. Alice made a delicious fruit punch and provided coffee and iced tea.
After lunch, we cleared everything and played poker with Evans taking the role of dealer. It was so much FUN that we almost overstayed our welcome.
Thanks, Alice, for being such a great hostess for this Red Hat event. Thanks to Evans for being such a great sport and joining in.
|Jean Courtier, our world traveler|
|Trudy Reese, an amazing hat decorator|
|Flo Dean (a writer) and Gail Swineford who is our new Royal Scribble|
|Carmen Veenpere is an experienced poker player and Jean contemplates what to do next|
|Margie Purcella and Jan Jennings decided to leave early|
|Jean reading Red Hat information while Evans (our red hot poker dealer) puts everything away|
This is all I have to say for now.